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Man Shot in East Village Saturday Night

Haven Plaza, near the scene of the shooting. (Photo: Joann Pan)

Haven Plaza, near the scene of the shooting. (Photo: Joann Pan)

A man was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in Alphabet City Saturday night.

The 31-year-old victim was shot in the right hand just after 10:30 p.m. at Szold Place, on East 12th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, according to the police. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Recent crime statistics show there had been two shootings in the East Village this year.

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Updates On the East Village Explosion, 48 Hours Later

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A car whose back window was shattered during the incident was moved to Cooper Square. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

It’s been just over 48 hours since an apparent gas explosion rocked 121 Second Avenue, triggering a blaze that brought down three buildings on the corner of Seventh Street. As you can see above, damaged cars have been removed from the scene and search units are currently attempting to find two men who remain unaccounted for. (Here’s a view of that car from the front.) Read on for all the latest.

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How to Help Your Fellow Man (or Cat) in the Wake of the East Village Explosion

get_image.aspIn the wake of yesterday’s building explosion, “people stepped up and helped their fellow New Yorkers and it made a world of difference,” Mayor De Blasio noted in a press conference today. And it’s true: even apartment brokers are being decent and offering their services for free. For those of you looking to help, but without a hotel, car, or dry cleaning business to leverage, here are some options.

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NYU Students Still Displaced, Will Get Free Dry Cleaning

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NYU’s Seventh Street Residence Hall, which was evacuated yesterday in the wake of the explosion just around the corner on Second Avenue, remains closed today, and it’s uncertain when students will be allowed back in. Same goes for a Second Avenue building used by Tisch students, located a block over from where three buildings collapsed during last night’s seven-alarm fire. Here’s the latest update from NYU, which has offered meal vouchers and dry-cleaning service.

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These Dramatic Videos Tell the Story of the East Village Building Collapses

Three buildings have collapsed and a fourth is still ablaze in the East Village following an apparent gas explosion this afternoon at 121 Second Avenue. As of 10:30pm, there were 19 reported injuries, with four in critical condition. You can read our initial report here. Below, we’ve gathered raw footage from the scene.

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Building Collapses and Seven-Alarm Fire Rocks East Village

Three buildings have collapsed and a fourth is in flames after an apparent explosion in the East Village. Nineteen people — including five firefighters — have been injured and four have been hospitalized in critical condition, the fire department said.

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

An FDNY spokesperson couldn’t say what caused 121 Second Avenue to collapse around 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, but eyewitnesses reported hearing what sounded like an explosion. Flames from the building spread first to the adjacent building (123), which collapsed after the fire went to seven alarms, and then to 119 Second Avenue, on the corner of East Seventh Street. As of 10:30pm tonight, that building had also collapsed and firefighters were battling a fourth blaze at 125 Second Avenue.

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Council Member Stages a Sit-In to Try to Save North Brooklyn Community Centers

The Borinquen Plaza Senior Center, which isn't in danger. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

The Borinquen Plaza Senior Center, which isn’t in danger. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

This evening, Council Member Antonio Reynoso is planning to sit with seven others in the middle of Ainslie Street with the intention of getting arrested. “This is not something we would have wanted to have done at all,” says Jennifer Gutierrez, a spokesperson for Reynoso’s office. “We’re just frustrated.”

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Last-Call Related Assault at The Whiskey Ward

A photo of the female suspect accompanied by a male, both wanted by the NYPD for questioning (Photo: NYPD)

A photo of the female suspect accompanied by a male, both wanted by the NYPD for questioning (Photo: NYPD)

A woman assaulted a 33-year-old male employee of the Whiskey Ward last Sunday morning, the police say. The fight at the rather innocuous Lower East Side bro bar came after the two got into a verbal dispute. The man asked the woman and her male companions to leave the bar (last call, c’mon), a request that she met by allegedly bashing the dude over the head with a glass bottle. We’re guessing he didn’t say please.

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Unraveling the Mystery of an East Village Blog That’s Pink, Not Punk

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There’s a cool new blog in the East Village… today!

What would happen if you took the neighborhood navel-gazing of an EV Grieve but replaced its fatalism with an attitude of “golly jeepers, today’s East Village sure is cool”? You’d have the East Village Today.

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